As this year comes to a close, it is finally time to look back to the Japanese cinematic year. Despite the doom and gloom that easily escapes the mouths of some commentators, this year was a fine year for Japanese cinema. Discover our top 15 Japanese movies of this year.
Shugo Fujii proves that he is the master of indie-thrillers.
Which films impressed us? Which films should you put on your to-watch-list? Find out in our list of best Japanese films of this year.
“Fuji delivers his best movie yet and, quite possibly, the cult-film of the year.”
“An amazing horror film and a gripping exploration of the cycle of abuse and the horrors child-abuse quite often lead to.”
“This highly effective and thoughtfully composed cocktail of tension and mystery (…) becomes nothing other than one of the most powerful plea’s for more serious attention to mental health in Japanese society.”